Eleven (11) deserving PNP personnel were awarded while one PNP personnel and three (3) dependents received benefits from the NAPOLCOM during the distinguished visitors program with the guest of honor and speaker, Engineer MANUEL BOGNOT WONG, OIC, RD

 /Provincial Director of Baguio-Benguet, TESDA-CAR this morning here at Camp Major Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet.

During the ceremony, awardees of Medalya ng Kagalingan were: SPO4 Basilio D Dawadao; SPO1 Alex D Tambalong; PO3 Richard A Palicas; PO1 James Arnel B Macar; and PO1 Alfonso B Anoya for the successful destruction of million worth of marijuana plants in Tinglayan, Kalinga. Medalya ng Kasanayan was also awarded  to PO1 Regilyn P Borja; PO1 Gerlyn Wayne L Rebolledo; PO1 Eric P Cabradilla; and PO1 Mambi J Fuchigami for their exemplary performance in representing PROCOR and winning the Gold Medal in Kyurofi (Sparring) during the 1st PNP Wide Taekwondo Championship held at Camp Rafael T Crame, Quezon City. Moreover, Medalya ng Papuri was also awarded to PO2 Ruby Anne O Puguon and PO1 JC Boy Benitez for bagging the Bronze Medal in Poomsae (Doubles).

 Furthermore, in line with the PNP's welfare benefits program, surviving spouse of PO2 Frenzel B Kitoyan who was killed during the explosion incident during the Town Fiesta celebration in La Paz, Abra on January 24, 2018 received a gratuity cash amounting to Php463,005.00 and NAPOLCOM scholarship grant for her children while surviving parents of PO1 Michael U Baccaco who died during a vehicular accident at Tayum Abra in February 6, 2017 received a check amounting to Php222,510.00. Likewise, PO2 Jovenal S Tolentino who retired from the PNP service due to Total Permanent Physical Disability received a gratuity cash amounting to Php370,404.00 and a lifetime pension of Php24,693.60 same with the surviving spouse of PO2 Kitoyan.

In the message of OIC-RD Manuel B Wong, he congratulated the awardees for a job well done. He also solicited the continued collaboration of the PNP with them in addressing manpower development. “TESDA cannot do as much as it has done without the support of partners” he added.